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Title: Hate Crimes Expansion
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that expands the definition of hate crimes and strengthens enforcement of hate crime laws.
- Expands definition of a hate crime to include felonies motivated by prejudice based on national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the victim (Secs. 3, 6).
- Allows federal law enforcement to assist state, local, or tribal governments in the investigation or prosecution of any hate crime (Sec. 3).
- Establishes grants for state, local, or tribal enforcement of hate crime laws (Secs. 3, 4).